By | January 6, 2022

Turner & Townsend Recruitment

Turner & Townsend has published new opportunities for 2021….See Full details below

Overview of Turner & Townsend

Zipline is an American medical product delivery company headquartered in Half Moon Bay, California, that designs, builds, and operates small drone aircraft for the delivery of medical products, with a focus on providing services in Africa. The company operates two distribution centers in Rwanda and four in Ghana.

Available Turner & Townsend Application 2022 Positions & Details

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Role

  • To perform the role of the Commission Manager, taking responsibility for end-to-end service delivery, often with respect to large or complex commissions.
  • To act as the key, day-to-day client interface, ensuring that client objectives are met through the delivery of a value-added cost management service.


Quantity Surveyors handle commissions of varying sizes, depending upon the complexity of the project, etc.  For example, a Senior Quantity Surveyor might be the Commission Manager for an R10M-R100M construction project or have responsibilities for packages on a much larger overall contract.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conducting feasibility studies and writing procurement reports
  • Applying Value Management techniques at the outset of a project where appropriate or applicable, and where necessary involving Senior Management
  • Managing and taking ownership of estimating and cost planning activities to include presenting the final cost plan including developing whole lifecycle cost models
  • Managing and taking ownership of the procurement process, ensuring that all stages including pre-qualification, enquiry, Bills of Quantities, analysis, selection and contract preparation are performed effectively
  • Ensuring that project cost variances and change control processes are effectively and pro-actively managed.
  • Ensuring that cost management and valuation work is managed effectively
  • Ensuring the preparation of monthly cost reports and presenting them to the client
  • Value engineering, risk management and life cycle costing where applicable
  • Ensuring that final accounts are negotiated and agreed timeously
  • Taking a lead role in engaging with the client and other consultants, at all project stages
  • Where appropriate, leading a cost management team, ensuring that they deliver on all of the above accountabilities
  • Ensuring that QA/QC procedures are adhered to at all times

Marketing and Business Development, to include:

  • Taking responsibility for developing new business opportunities with existing and new Turner & Townsend clients
  • Identifying and acting upon cross-selling opportunities
  • Working with Associate Directors and Directors to construct bids and proposals for new work
  • Attending networking functions as required
  • Identifying and acting upon opportunities to improve cost management procedures, templates and products and hence improve the service provided to clients
  • Understanding the Turner & Townsend 2+2=5 philosophy and identifying and acting upon cross-divisional opportunities

Internal management accountabilities, to include:

  • Staff management (where appropriate) – Inputting into the formal management of Quantity Surveyors on their team, to include 1st round recruitment interviews, input into resource management and attendance at staff appraisals
  • Knowledge management – Ensuring that key information and learning generated from each commission is input into the Turner & Townsend internal database and Best Practice library
  • Financial management – Utilising the Turner & Townsend FMS in order to keep track of the ongoing margin levels and monthly fee/resource forecasts for each commission
  • Process improvement – Identifying and acting upon ways to improve internal systems and processes
  • Training and Mentoring – Identifying and proposing training requirements for Quantity Surveyors in the cost management team and mentoring staff as required


Depending upon context, a Quantity Surveyor is likely to report to a Sector Leader, Associate Director or Director.
Key Performance Indicators

A Quantity Surveyor will in part be assessed by the extent to which:

  • Commissions are managed to the right quality standards and are completed efficiently and on time
  • Service delivery on commissions is in line with the conditions of appointment
  • Strong relationships are developed with clients and cross-functional team members
  • The cost management team is effectively led (where appropriate) within the context of delivering a specific commission
  • General line management responsibilities (where appropriate) are effectively discharged
  • Business development opportunities with existing and new clients, including cross- selling opportunities, are identified and acted upon
  • Margin levels and monthly fee/resource forecasts are kept track of on all commissions
  • Key information and data is effectively cascaded and appropriately retained


  • Relevant tertiary qualification i.e., Bachelors Degree in Quantity Surveying or Quantity Surveying Diploma obtained from a recognized tertiary institution
  • Must have a professional Quantity Surveyor qualification
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a commercial/property environment / Infrastructure (preferable)
  • Strong analytical ability with good communication skills
  • Strong business development skills

How to Apply

Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.

Closing Date: 20th Jan. 2022.

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